Operation Corporate is the ideal case study for US military planners working on future amphibious operations. In addition , an examination of the lessons learned from the Falklands War supplies commanders with valuable insight into the Joint Operational Access Concept. The United States will face a variety of issues and challenges as it refocuses on the Pivot to the Pacific, offering its Marine Corps an opportunity to renew its core competency of amphibious operations. The advancing military capabilities of China, North Korea, and Iran, the emergence of large terrorist and criminal organizations, and dwindling natural resources should cause the United States to carefully consider its future operations. Projecting US military forces into contested operational areas to gain and maintain access will require extensive use of the five operational domains. Gaining and maintaining operational access in the face of armed opposition requires two tasks which must be achieved in order to obtain the overall mission objective. The first is combat forces must overcome the A2/AD capabilities of enemy forces along the approaches to, and in the objective area. The next task, which runs concurrent with defeating A2/AD capabilities, is leveraging the required national logistics assets to support those combat forces.